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The annual Konark festival hosted by Odisha Tourism holds a special place in the heart of art connoisseurs and performing artistes all over the globe. This year’s fete, the five-day event mounted at the open air auditorium in the backdrop of Konark temple, featured Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathakali, Manipuri, Kathak, Kuchipudi. While Odissi was a common feature, the festival saw the vigour and grandeur of all the classical dance forms  every evening. Rani Karnaa’s dance academy, Samskritiki Shreyaskar of Kolkata, treated the rasika’s of Odisha to a rich assortment of Kathak dances on the concluding evening on Thursday.

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